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Pat Fitzgerald

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Fossils in Mt Schank
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:30:42 PM »
G'Day

Does anyone recognise the attached critter fossil?
I'm guessing he's a 40,000 year old distant relative of this very much alive critter in a nearby pond.

Cheers Big Ears!

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Re: Fossils in Mt Schank
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 08:03:30 AM »
Nice find. I notice that fossil is underwater. Is there a wet cave at Mt Shank we don't know about?  :)

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Re: Fossils in Mt Schank
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 07:43:59 PM »
Mt Schank being a generic term for the broader 20km radius

Tank this weekend

When you down the Mt next all sites I'm happy to join you for a swim

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Re: Fossils in Mt Schank
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 10:05:10 AM »
Hi Mate,

Aaah - I get it - the old hush hush ey?   ;)

Won't be at tank this weekend sorry mate, but have a good time.

Hoping to get down there later in April... time will tell.

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Re: Fossils in Mt Schank
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 11:40:40 AM »
Sorry Not really meant to be hush hush
It's in Bakers Cave
I booked on for Tank 18-19 April Freddies the access dude

Good Chance to catch up?

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Re: Fossils in Mt Schank
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 11:42:10 AM »
Aah - bakers - been a long time since I've been there. Nice site though!

I just booked into Tank this morning - you bet me to it. :) Will be great to see you there!

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Re: Fossils in Mt Schank
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 01:04:25 PM »
Alright so apparently I'm correct in that the skeleton is very likely a freshwater Cray and likely several thousand years young
but
It's not a fossil 'YET' needs a bit more time before it can be called a Fossil.

Anyhoo
I like it, looks cool & well preserved may also be laying on top of another dead critter but this isn't as clear
perhaps he was eating the other critter when a rock fell on him
Who knows; We could make up any ol' story as he aint giving away anymore secrets!  :-X

Cheers Big Ears!